This book was published on the magazine’s seventieth anniversary and is a compendium of its best writing, photographs, and illustration with contributions by the many of the best writers, photographers, and artists of the 20th Century. Fashion is but one of the subjects covered. As Vogue editor-in-chief Jessica Daves writes in her introduction to this book, Vogue speaks to a reading audience “moved by hunger, love, and fear; to seek amusement; to feel envy, desire, curiosity, and [possess] an avid interest in the new,” in art, fashion, philosophy, music, society, etc.
“Vogue has sometimes been called a civilizing force. If that is true, perhaps it is because a civilization, to endure, needs voices to sing its praise.”
Jessica Daves - The World in Vogue
Arnold Genthe - The San Francisco Fire: 1906
The Girl of the Golden West: Première of Giamoco Puccini's Opera, 1910
Huntly Murray - The Riddle of the Sphinx
Clayton Hamilton - Yvette Guilbert
Kenneth Macgowan - La Duse